Philo, known also as Philo of Alexandria, Philo Judaeus, and Philo the Jew, among other names, was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria from 20 BC to 50 CE. Philo's works are most known for being allegorical interpretations of the Scriptures, fusing Jewish thought to Stoic philosophy. Although not widely accepted in his time, his vast collection of works had a powerful influence on early Christian theology and especially on later Christian writers like Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Saint Jerome and Athenagorus. Despite being a devout Jew, some saw in Philo a cryptic Christian. This is the fourth and last volume of "The Works of Philo," and contains many of his historical and political works like "On a Contemplative Life," "Against Flaccus," "Concerning the World," and "A Volume of Questions, and Solutions to those Questions, Which Arise in Genesis."
Author: J. Vernon McGee
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Release Date: 1998
Enjoy J. Vernon McGee s personable, yet scholarly, style in a 60-volume set of commentaries that takes you from Genesis to Revelation with new understanding and insight. A great choice for pastors, the average Bible reader, and students!"
Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-03-27
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this powerful reflection, President Jimmy Carter contemplates how faith has sustained him in happiness and disappointment. He considers how we may find it in our own lives. All his life, President Jimmy Carter has been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned. He writes, “The issue of faith arises in almost every area of human existence, so it is important to understand its multiple meanings. In this book, my primary goal is to explore the broader meaning of faith, its far-reaching effect on our lives, and its relationship to past, present, and future events in America and around the world. The religious aspects of faith are also covered, since this is how the word is most often used, and I have included a description of the ways my faith has guided and sustained me, as well as how it has challenged and driven me to seek a closer and better relationship with people and with God.” As President Carter examines faith’s many meanings, he describes how to accept it, live it, how to doubt and find faith again. A serious and moving reflection from one of America’s most admired and respected citizens.
Eusebius's account is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its crucial first 300 years. Bishop Eusebius, a learned scholar who lived most of his life in Caesarea in Palestine, broke new ground in writing the History and provided a model for all later ecclesiastical historians. In tracing the history of the Church from the time of Christ to the Great Persecution at the beginning of the fourth century, and ending with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine, his aim was to show the purity and continuity of the doctrinal tradition of Christianity and its struggle against persecutors and heretics.
The Books Of Enoch, Jubilees, And Jasher [Deluxe Edition] Is a SEVEN book collection of three different versions of 1 ENOCH, Fragments of the Book Of Noah, a translation of 2 ENOCH: THE SECRETS OF ENOCH, THE BOOK OF JUBILEES, and THE BOOK OF JASHER together in one volume.
Ignatius of Antioch, the author of the Didache, Clement of Rome, a brilliant and passionate martyr, a down-to-earth canon lawyer, a spokesperson for the Church of Rome, seen in retrospect as the third Pope. These are some of the figures examined in this scholarly but accessible book. They belong to the period when the church was only gradually beginning to shape its own canon of Scripture, with a New Testament as well as the old Jewish Bible, and was progressively formalizing its structures and institutions and developing a consciousness of its own orthodox doctrine. Simon Tugwell guides the reader through the major figures and debates of this key age in the emergence and spread of Christianity.
Author: John R. Kohlenberger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1993-10-07
An invaluable quick-reference guide to this acclaimed modern language translation, the Concise Concordance to the NRSV contains over 300 pages of entries including citations on the most important key words in the NRSV Bible. This concordance also includes over 300 capsule biographies of significant biblical characters and an exhaustive index of over 600 of the most frequent phrases in the NRSV.
Was Jesus the invention of a Roman emperor? The author of this ground-breaking book believes he was. "Caesar's Messiah" reveals the key to a new and revolutionary understanding of the origin of Christianity, explaining what is the New Testament, who is the real Jesus, and how Christ's second coming already occurred. The clues leading to these startling conclusions are found in the writings of the first-century historian Flavius Josephus, whose "Wars of the Jews" is one of the only historical chronicles of this period. Closely comparing the work of Josephus with the New Testament Gospels, "Caesar's Messiah" demonstrates that the Romans directed the writing of both. Their purpose: to offer a vision of a "peaceful Messiah" who would serve as an alternative to the revolutionary leaders who were rocking first-century Israel and threatening Rome. Similarly, "Caesar's Messiah" will rock our understanding of Christian history as it reveals that Jesus was a fictional character portrayed in four Gospels written not by Christians but Romans. This Flavian Signature edition adds Atwill's latest discoveries of numerous parallel events in sequence which ultimately reveal the identity of the true authors of the Gospels.
After 2,000 years, the writings of Josephus remain an important and relevant source for historians and Bible scholars. "Josephus - The History of the Jews Condensed in Simple English" takes one of his most important works and presents it to modern readers in condensed simple English--the first update of his "Antiquities" in nearly 300 years.Treasures of faith and history await the reader's discovery on each page. Find out about a prophetic and friendly meeting between Alexander the Great and the high priest, Jaddua. Learn important details about the first and second temples--essential for understanding the spirituality and religious politics in those times. This book is an invaluable resource for those wanting to quickly and easily access "The History of the Jews." Miriam has condensed the massive original text of Josephus into one easily read volume. The language is clear and simple--making this a valuable tool to help young boys and girls preparing for their bar/bat mitzvah better appreciate their rich heritage and history, and to see the hand of G-d directing the events recorded by Josephus. Original illustrations, a map, a table of equivalents, and a colorful timeline further contribute to understanding the complexities of the times about which Josephus wrote.
Author: Roman A. Montero
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2017-04-25
All Things in Common gets behind the "communism of the apostles" passages in Acts 2:42-47 and 4:32-37, using the anthropological categories of "social relationship" espoused by David Graeber and other anthropologists. Looking at sources ranging from the Qumran scrolls to the North African apologist Tertullian to the Roman satirist Lucian, All Things in Common reconstructs the economic practices of the early Christians and argues that what is described in Acts 2:42-47 and 4:32-37 is a long-term, widespread set of practices that were taken seriously by the early Christians, and that differentiated them significantly from the wider world. This book takes into account Judean and Hellenistic parallels to the early Christian community of goods, as well as the socioeconomic context from which it came, and traces its origins back to the very teachings of Jesus and his declaration of the Jubilee. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in Christian history, and especially the socioeconomic aspects of early Christianity, as well as anyone interested in Christian ethics and New Testament studies. It would also be of interest to anyone interested in possible alternatives to the ideology of capitalism.